IN THE MATTER OF THE RESIGNATION OF ERNEST ALFRED EYNON II AS AN ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
MAUREEN O'CONNOR CHIEF JUSTICE.
Alfred Eynon II, Attorney Registration No. 0022392, last
known business address in Cincinnati, Ohio, who was admitted
to the bar of this state on November 8, ] 969, submitted an
application for retirement or resignation pursuant to Gov.Bar
R. VI(l 1). The application was referred to disciplinary
counsel pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(l 1)(B). On March 27. 2017.
the Office of Attorney Services filed disciplinary
counsel's report, under seal, with this court in
accordance with Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(B)(2).
consideration thereof, it is ordered by the court that
pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(C), the resignation as an
attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation
with disciplinary action pending.
further ordered and adjudged that from and after this date
all rights and privileges extended to respondent to practice
law in the state of Ohio be withdrawn, that henceforth
respondent shall cease to hold himself forth as an attorney
authorized to appear in the courts of this state, thai
respondent shall not attempt, either directly or indirectly,
to render services as an attorney or counselor at law to or
for any individuals, corporation, or society, nor in any way
perform or seek to perform services for anyone, no matter how
constituted, that must by law be executed by a duly appointed
and qualified attorney within the state of Ohio.
further ordered that respondent desist and refrain from the
practice of law in any form, either as principal or agent or
clerk or employee of another, and hereby is forbidden to
appear in the state of Ohio as an attorney and counselor at
law before any court, judge, board, commission, or other
public authority, and hereby is forbidden to give another an
opinion as to the law or its application or advise with
further ordered that before entering into an employment,
contractual, or consulting relationship with any attorney or
law firm, respondent shall verify that the attorney or law
firm has complied with the registration requirements of
Gov.Bar R. V(23)(C). If employed pursuant to Gov.Bar R.
V(23), respondent shall refrain from direct client contact
except as provided in Gov.Bar R. V(23)(A)(1) and from
receiving, disbursing, or otherwise handling any client trust
funds or property, It is further ordered that respondent
shall not enter into an employment, contractual, or
consulting relationship with an attorney or law firm with
which respondent was associated as a partner, shareholder,
member, or employee at the time respondent engaged in the
misconduct that resulted in this acceptance of
respondent's resignation with discipline pending.
further ordered that respondent shall surrender
respondent's certificate of admission to practice to the
clerk of the court on or before 30 days from the date of this
order and that respondent's name be stricken from the
roll of attorneys maintained by this court.
further ordered by the court that within 90 days of the date
of this order, respondent shall reimburse any amounts that
have been awarded against respondent by the Lawyers' Fund
for Client Protection pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VIII(7)(F). It
is further ordered by the court that if after the date of
this order the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection awards
any amount against respondent pursuant to Gov, Bar R.
VIII(7)(F), respondent shall reimburse that amount to the
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection within 90 days of the
notice of that award.
further ordered that on or before 30 days from the date of
this order, respondent shall do the following:
1. Notify all clients being represented in pending matters
and any co-counsel of respondent's resignation and
consequent disqualification to act as an attorney after the
effective date of this order and, in the absence of
co-counsel, also notify the clients to seek legal service
elsewhere, calling attention to any urgency in seeking the
substitution of another attorney in respondent's place;
2. Regardless of any fees or expenses due, deliver to all
clients being represented in pending matters any papers or
other property pertaining to the client or notify the clients
or co-counsel, if any, of a suitable time and place where the
papers or other property may be obtained, calling attention
to any urgency for obtaining such papers or other property;
3. Refund any part of any fees or expenses paid in advance
that are unearned or not paid and account for any trust money
or property in the possession or control of respondent;
4. Notify opposing counsel or, in the absence of counsel, the
adverse parties in pending litigation of respondent's
disqualification to act as an attorney after the effective
date of this order and file a notice of disqualification of
respondent with the court or agency before which the
litigation is pending for inclusion in the respective file or
5. Send all notices required by this order by certified mail
with a return address where communications may thereafter ...